Why You Should Visit Nepal in the off Season?

Off season trekking in Nepal
  • Rajesh Neupane
  • Last Updated on Feb 20, 2024

Geographically, culturally, biologically unique, and diverse, Nepal is the most demanding destination for all visitors from every corner of the planet. Trekking, tours, classic peak climbing to the tallest mountain climbing in the world, jungle safari, water rafting with various graded rivers, bungee jumping, etc are the best things to attempt in Nepal. So in this specific country in global, it has four major seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Among them, spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, and November) are the best seasons of the year to visit Nepal. During this period, often you may expect blue sky, less rain and cloudy, high visibility, perfect temperature, accessible high passes, and many more. But we encounter overcrowding, rushing, less flexibility, noise, and overpriced too. However, this does not mean you cannot explore and enjoy the rest of the months in Nepal. Every season is unique and impressively different while Trekking in Nepal.

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Advantages of visiting Nepal in the off-seasons

  • Fewer tourists
  • Flexibility on a trekking date, itinerary, and tea houses during the hike
  • Budget-friendly packages
  • Privacy & calm during the Himalayas
  • Deep attachment with local peoples, their lifestyle, dialects, etc.
  • Exploring the sensational snow-capped mountain vistas and untouched culture
  • The best photography opportunity ever

Summer (June, July, and August) and winter (December, January, and February) are known as the off-season to visit Nepal which means we encounter fewer crowds.

The Summer season is also called the rainy season in Nepal. During summer, you may encounter heavy rain, muddy trekking trails, leeches in lower altitudes, heat, and lesser views. But you may also enjoy the lush, peaceful atmosphere, cascading waterfalls, connecting with local people, etc. Likewise, some isolated regions are known as rain shadow areas. That means summer is the best time to visit throughout the year.

Recommended Treks in Summer

Nar Phu Valley Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Dolpo Trek
Lower Dolpo Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

In winter, high passes would be closed, mountaineering would be impossible, and the temperature would go minus but the clarity would be so high and calm. Winter is the best time for photography, clarity, flexibility, and peace in the Himalayas. As long as you are well-equipped and prepared, this is the best time of the year to visit Nepal. Honestly, winter is my favorite season to go to the Himalayas in Nepal.

 Recommended Treks in Winter

Mohare danda Trek
Khopra Danda Trek
Pikey Peak Trek
Langtang Valley Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Mardi Himal Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek
Everest Base Camp trek

If you are not satisfied with any aspect, talk to us now. 

Rajesh Neupane

Rajesh Neupane

Rajesh, known as Raj, is the founder and owner of Nepal Trekking Experts, as well as the company's main guide. He was born and raised in the mountain region of Manaslu and has a deep and abiding connection with the culture and nature of the Himalayan mountains. With more than 20 years in the trekking industry, from working as a porter and guide right through to his present role as the head of the company, Raj has the knowledge base and wealth of experience to customize and organize treks that fulfill each and every requirement for a successful journey,  including permits, equipment, clothing, medical supplies, and safety, as well as a familiarity with the fitness levels and experience required for each of the treks on offer in our portfolio. Having traveled most of the trails available in Nepal he has a deep affinity and connection to the broad spectrum of people and their cultures, as well as a deep appreciation for the various religions, history, flora and fauna of the mountain regions and their scattered valleys. 

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